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12:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014
EVERYWHERE you look there is heroism and good deeds, like the genuine compassion for Alex Lewis, the young man who has devastating injuries caused by a streptococcal infection and people who are raising money to aid this remarkable man and his family.
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11:59am Tuesday 29th July 2014
PLEASE convey my thanks and apologies to the driver who slammed on his brakes in time to save me as I foolishly tried to cross the road into the city park yesterday without looking at the fast approaching traffic.
11:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014
5:34pm Monday 28th July 2014
Liberal Democrat councillor David Harrison may find time to sit on several different council bodies and public authorities in and around Hampshire but, thankfully, these do not include Southampton City Council.
5:26pm Monday 28th July 2014
R GRANT (Letters, July 14) amply demonstrates why the Lib Dems are inconsequential and virtually unelectable, and why some more fair-minded members of his party seek to disassociate themselves from his views.
5:24pm Monday 28th July 2014
I read the debate for and against wind farms with interest, but being a working man who left school well over 40 years ago I find the technical points above me. I just do not know enough to give an educated argument for either side.
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12:46pm Friday 25th July 2014
CAN I say on behalf of all the councillors a big thank you to John Hannides, Conservative councillor Bassett ward, for his presentation to the full council on the way forward for the much-awaited Spitfire Memorial for Mayflower Park when it’s redeveloped in the near future.
12:45pm Friday 25th July 2014
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5:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014
5:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014
TALKING of Barclays Bank (Alan Blandford, July 19), I was so disgusted with the greed of bankers and the proposed closure of Barclays in Portswood (with doubtless loss of jobs and inconvenience for clients), that I left Barclays and went to Nationwide, where there are (correct me if I am wrong) no fat cats.
5:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014
I MUST congratulate Hampshire Music Service for encouraging more than 2,300 schoolchildren who took ukuleles to St Mary’s Stadium last Friday, in an attempt to beat the world record (currently standing at 2,139) for the greatest number of ukuleles being played in unison at one time and place.
5:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014
5:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014
AT LAST one begins to understand Mrs Merkel’s logic in providing huge numbers of ‘free’ solar panels on houses/homes/ offices, bringing more coal-fired power stations on line and ensuring the nuclear power stations are not yet being demolished.
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2:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
I HAD a booking at 10am for a ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight but due to a doctors appointment I had to change my booking. This was changed but I had to pay a charge of £9. Guess what, Red Funnel, you have lost yet another customer due to your greed.
2:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
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2:52pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
THE arrogant and ignorant nonsense paraded by the editor of the Daily Echo in his article of July 18 on the sacking of ex-journalist Michael Gove is beautifully encapsulated in his final sentence: “It matters to generations of students, of course, but they don’t get a say.”
2:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014
YOUR article published recently entitled “Delay fear for Barton Farm over safety concerns” states that “work on Winchester’s largest housing development for 30 years could be delayed due to a highways dispute”.
12:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
12:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
WITH American lives lost in a civil airliner shot down over the Ukraine with weapons that can only have been supplied by Putin’s Russia, surely the time has now come for NATO to offer all the help needed by the Ukrainian government to get rid of all the Russian separatists who are murdering Ukrainians, and Americans now.
12:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
IN HIS vitriolic letter about UKIP, David Furnell mentions the party’s proposed pay increase for MPs. In keeping with his own Europhile agenda, however, Mr Furnell fails to mention that this increase would apply only to members of an independent Westminster parliament, in the event of democratic self-government actually being restored to this country.
5:38pm Monday 21st July 2014
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5:32pm Monday 21st July 2014
VERY interesting to see that Australia has broken ranks with world governments by performing a U-turn and removing their Pollution Levy which was introduced as a tax to pay for ‘Climate Change’ measures.
5:28pm Monday 21st July 2014
I AM just wondering how long it will be before the Israeli government is called to stand before the war crimes tribunal at the Hague for the killing of innocent civilians, as was Slobodan Milosevic and Ratko Mladic for the slaughter in the safe haven of Srebrenica.
5:27pm Monday 21st July 2014
5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014
WITHOUT wishing to take any credit from Councillor Jacqui Rayment for a job well done (Echo, July 16) in the case of the lost child, and I appreciate it must be a parent’s worst nightmare when a child goes missing, I nevertheless question what might be the possible outcome in such a situation should the finder of young “lost” children be an unknown, everyday citizen or man/woman in the street.
11:06am Friday 18th July 2014
11:29am Friday 18th July 2014
AFTER working the night on Friday, July 11, my hopper packed with food, hand wipes, deodorant and even loo roll, I set off to meet my sister and her partner on Saturday, July 12 at Southampton Common to watch Let’s Rock!
11:23am Friday 18th July 2014
IN your article “Don’t Cut Our Lifeline” (Daily Echo, July 9), Southampton City Council leader Simon Letts talks about possible closures of Woodside Lodge Care Home for elderly people with dementia and day services for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities.
11:20am Friday 18th July 2014
11:18am Friday 18th July 2014
I JUST have to convey my thanks to your newspaper. Not often, I must say, do I read so many items of interest in the Southern Daily Echo, but on Saturday, July 5 there were lots of items which were of particular interest to me.
11:16am Friday 18th July 2014